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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey -- A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.


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Writers (WGA):
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19 July 1991 (USA) See more »
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A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Not non-triumphant, but not non-non-egregious either. See more (119 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Keanu Reeves ... Ted

Alex Winter ... Bill / Granny Preston

William Sadler ... Grim Reaper

Joss Ackland ... De Nomolos

Pam Grier ... Ms. Wardroe

George Carlin ... Rufus

Amy Stoch ... Missy (as Amy Stock-Poynton)
Jim Martin ... Sir James Martin

Hal Landon Jr. ... Captain Logan

Annette Azcuy ... Elizabeth

Sarah Trigger ... Joanna

Chelcie Ross ... Colonel Oats

Taj Mahal ... Gatekeeper
Robert Noble ... Bach
Hal Landon Sr. ... Thomas Edison
Eleni Kelakos ... Ria Paschelle
Roy Brocksmith ... Deputy James

J. Patrick McNamara ... Mr. Preston
Dana Stevens ... 1st Seance Member

Valerie Spencer ... 2nd Seance Member
Kathryn Miller ... 3rd Seance Member
Carol Rosenthal ... 4th Seance Member
Chris Matheson ... 'Ugly' Seance Member

Ed Solomon ... 'Stupid' Seance Member

Anthony G. Schmidt ... Dark Figure (as Anthony Schmidt)
Brendan Ryan ... Young Ted
William Thorne ... Young Bill

Ed Gale ... Station

Arturo Gil ... Station
Tom Allard ... Big Station

Terry Finn ... Heavenly Greeter
John Ehrin ... Albert Einstein
Don Forney ... Benjamin Franklin

Michael Chambers ... Good Robot Bill (as Michael 'Shrimp' Chambers)
Bruno Falcon ... Good Robot Ted (as Bruno 'Taco' Falcon)
Ed Cambridge ... George Washington Carver
Tad Horino ... Confucius

William Shatner ... Captain James Tiberius Kirk (archive footage)

Peter Hewitt ... The Smoker (as Max Magenta)
Primus ... Themselves
Les Claypool ... Primus
Tim Alexander ... Primus (as Tim 'Herb' Alexander)

Larry Lalonde ... Primus

Tanya Newbould ... Kate Axelrod
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marni Joan Bakst ... English Mother (uncredited)
Sadler Colley Bakst ... English Daughter (uncredited)
Chris Corkum ... Concert Goer (uncredited)
Tery Lockett ... Futuristic Student (uncredited)
Candace Mead ... Child (uncredited)
Lauren Mead ... Child (uncredited)
Michael Mills ... Nigel in Heaven (uncredited)
Dennis Ott ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Frank Welker ... The Devil / Station / Evil Easter Bunny (voice) (uncredited)

Keith Western ... Partygoer in Hell (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Hewitt  (as Pete Hewitt)
Writing credits
Chris Matheson (characters) &
Ed Solomon (characters)

Chris Matheson (written by) &
Ed Solomon (written by)

Produced by
Paul Aaron .... co-producer
Robert W. Cort .... executive producer
Stephen Deutsch .... co-executive producer
Ted Field .... executive producer
Rick Finkelstein .... executive producer
Scott Kroopf .... producer
Neil A. Machlis .... supervising producer (as Neil Machlis)
Chris Matheson .... co-producer
Ed Solomon .... co-producer
Barry Spikings .... executive producer
Erwin Stoff .... co-producer
Connie Tavel .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
David Newman 
Cinematography by
Oliver Wood 
Film Editing by
David Finfer 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
Production Design by
David L. Snyder 
Art Direction by
Gregory Pickrell 
Set Decoration by
Chris Butler  (as Chris A. Butler)
Robin Peyton 
Costume Design by
Marie France 
Makeup Department
Glen Hanz .... makeup effects technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Michael Mills .... makeup department head
Scott Oshita .... special makeup effects artist
Shaun Smith .... special makeup effects crew
Production Management
Kevin Allison .... production manager: concert
Paul A. Levin .... post-production supervisor
Neil A. Machlis .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hilbert Hakim .... second second assistant director
Janet G. Knutsen .... first assistant director
Janet G. Knutsen .... second unit director
Robert Leveen .... second assistant director: additional photography
Jeff Okabayashi .... second assistant director
Barry K. Thomas .... first assistant director
Nathalie Vadim .... first assistant director: additional photography
Art Department
Robert Consing .... storyboard artist
Peg Cummings .... set decorator: additional photography
David L. Glazer .... property master: additional photography
Guy Hietala .... set painter
Mentor Huebner .... production illustrator
Jim Meyer .... propmaker
Simon Murton .... storyboard artist
Cammie Noel .... scenic artist
David Russell .... conceptual illustrator
David Russell .... storyboard artist
Russell J. Smith .... assistant art director: additional photography (as Russ Smith)
Tom von Badinski .... carpenter
Joe Wood .... construction coordinator
Michael W. Moore .... prop maker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... adr editor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Bob Beemer .... re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound South
G.W. Brown .... adr supervisor (as G. W. Brown)
Gene S. Cantamessa .... production sound mixer
Steve Cantamessa .... boom operator
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
Robert Deschaine .... foley mixer (as Robert Deschaine C.A.S.)
Arnold Finkelstein .... sound effects editor
Kurt Nicholas Forshager .... foley editor (as Kurt N. Forshager)
Nerses Gezalyan .... machine operator: Skywalker Sound South
Amanda Goodpaster .... apprentice sound editor
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
Jon Hussein .... adr mixer (as John Hussein)
Joanna Jimenez .... assistant sound editor
David Jobe .... foley recordist
Kini Kay .... sound effects editor
Kini Kay .... sound effects supervisor
Gregg Landaker .... re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound South
Lance Laurienzo .... assistant sound editor
Lisa Linder .... assistant sound editor
Mark 'Frito' Long .... recordist: Skywalker Sound South
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Brian D. Lucas .... adr recordist (as Brian Lucas)
Nash Michael .... foley editor
Christian P. Minkler .... machine operator: Skywalker Sound South (as Christian Minkler)
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound South
Jeff Rosen .... dialogue editor (as Jeffrey Rosen)
Daniel Rosenblum .... foley editor (as Debbie Rosenblum)
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Christopher Sheldon .... sound effects editor
Peter Tomaszewicz .... sound effects editor (as Peter Tomaszewicz M.P.S.E.)
Todd Toon .... sound effects editor
Brian Ufberg .... assistant sound editor
Asher Yates .... adr editor (as Ascher Yates M.P.S.E.)
G.W. Brown .... supervising adr editor (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John S. Baker .... special effects crew
Yancy Calzada .... special effects crew
Scott Coulter .... animatronics effects
Roy Goode .... special effects technician
Timothy Huizing .... specialty props
Todd Jensen .... special effects technician
John Teska .... special creature effects
Mark Yuricich .... special effects foreman: VIFX
Bill Zahn .... special effects technician
Vincent J. Guastini .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Richard 'Dr.' Baily .... computer graphics animator: VIFX
Allen Blaisdell .... visual effects
Don Johnson .... digital effects artist
Don Kelley Johnson .... digital effects artist
Don Kelley Johnson .... on-set computer graphics
Peter Konig .... sculptor
Alan G. Markowitz .... matte cameraman
Gregory L. McMurry .... visual effects supervisor
Zeke Morales .... visual effects assistant editor
Martin November .... visual effects editor
Wally Schaab .... matte camera operator
Paula Schneider .... model maker
Scott Schneider .... model maker
David Stump .... effects director of photography
Larry Weiss .... computer graphics animator: VIFX
Matthew Yuricich .... visual effects artist
Richard Yuricich .... visual effects supervisor
Al Magliochetti .... visual effects (uncredited)
David Carrera .... stunt double: Ted
Clarke Coleman .... stunt performer
Monty Cox .... stunt performer
Eurlyne Epper .... stunt performer
James M. Halty .... stunt performer (as Jim Halty)
Tabby Hanson .... stunt performer
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunt performer (as Tom Harper)
Randy Lamb .... stunt performer
Jamie Jo Medearis .... stunt performer
Jeff Miller .... stunt double: Bill
Janet Lee Orcutt .... stunt performer (as Janet Orcutt)
James Pearson .... stunt performer (as Jim Pearson)
Pat Romano .... stunt performer
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator (as Glenn Wilder)
Scott Wilder .... stunt performer
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunt double (uncredited)
Will Leong .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael J. Coo .... key dolly grip
James B. Crawford .... gaffer
Len Hekel .... still photographer
Jason Hicks .... grip
Gemma La Mana .... still photographer (as Gemma LaMana)
John T. Martin .... grip
Brent Poe .... assistant chief lighting technician
Brennan Price .... lighting technician: second unit (as Brennan L. Price)
Joseph T. Terranova .... set lighting technician
Michael T. Travers .... best boy grip
Casting Department
Donna Ekholdt .... casting associate
Cash Oshman .... Big Crowds: President
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Joyce .... key costumer
Tim Turner .... specialty costumes
Editorial Department
David Orr .... color timer
Daniel Steinberg .... post-production assistant
Chris Wyckoff .... post-production assistant (as Christopher Wyckoff)
Location Management
Ken Lavet .... location manager
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Jim Martin .... musician: air guitars
Randy Miller .... orchestrator
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Steve Vai .... composer: additional music
Tom Villano .... music editor
Transportation Department
Robert K. Johnson .... transportation captain
Kenny Searle .... transportation coordinator
Dean Winton .... driver
Other crew
Kate Axelrod .... assistant to Pete Hewitt
Kim Berkner .... production intern
Yancy Calzada .... puppeteer
Jak Castro .... stand-in
Scott M. Cort .... production assistant
John Craig .... financial representative
Kathi Danielson .... first assistant accountant (as Kathi Evans)
Patricia L. DeShields .... production accountant (as Patsy DeSheilds)
Mark Christopher Donovan .... production assistant
Mike Elizalde .... puppeteer
Peter Evangelatos .... craft service
Steven Ginsberg .... unit publicist
Tom Hoeck .... first aid
Michele Imperato .... production coordinator
Beth Evin Klein .... production assistant
Steve Kurland .... production assistant
Sophia Lansky .... additional voices
Cari Massey .... second assistant accountant
Mark Moelter .... caterer
Nan Morales .... production secretary
John Preiskel .... assistant to Keanu Reeves
Michael Schultz .... caterer
Bill H. Schwocho .... stand-in for William Sadler
Monty Simons .... assistant to location manager
Sara Spring .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Bob Wagner .... set production assistant
David J. Garfield .... photo double (uncredited)
Keith Western .... photo double: Keanu Reeves (uncredited)
William Shatner .... special thanks

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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-10/7 | Germany:12 | Iceland:L (original rating) | Iceland:LH (video rating) | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:AL | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #31166)

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Bill and Ted playing a game with Death to win back their lives is a reference to the classic Ingmar Bergman film, The Seventh Seal (1957) in which a knight plays chess with Death for his life.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Evil Bill removes his head and throws it at the basketball hoop, the actor's real head is visible.See more »
[first lines]
Chuck De Nomolos:It is time. They have reached the second crucial turning point in their destiny. Their message is about to reach millions. But, we will change all that. When our mission is successful, no longer will the world be dominated by the legacy of these two fools! No longer will we hear this.
[plays air guitar]
Chuck De Nomolos:We will stop them now! Brothers and sisters, are we ready?
[everybody cocks their guns]
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not non-triumphant, but not non-non-egregious either., 30 March 2015
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Bogus Journey opens in the year 2619, where Bill & Ted's music and philosophy has shaped society and everyone wears awful clothes made from sheets of foam. Clearly upset at being forced to dress in such a ridiculous fashion, evil fiend De Nomolos (Joss Ackland) creates robot doubles of the Bill and Ted and sends them back in time to kill the originals, which they do by chucking them off the Vasquez Rocks.

Death, however, is only the beginning of the righteous dudes' bogus journey, which sees them travelling to hell and heaven, before returning to life to do battle with their metal doppelgängers and De Nomolos.

With the news that there might be a third Bill & Ted movie just around the corner, I thought that now would be a good time to revisit Bogus Journey, which I remember not being very impressed with when it originally came out…

Almost a quarter of a century later and my opinion hasn't changed: while not totally heinous, this sequel is is far from the excellent adventure that was the first movie. In an effort to go one better than before, Bogus Journey packs in as much craziness as possible, including robots, aliens, the Grim Reaper, visions of Heaven and Hell, and the Easter Bunny, but in doing so the film it loses what made the first film so great: heart. And Diane Franklin.

The best thing about the whole film is Death, played by William Sadler, who provides the film with all of its funniest moments, including a neat homage to Ingmar Bergman's iconic art-house classic The Seventh Seal. But a creepy bald guy in a robe with a scythe playing Battleships and Twister simply ain't enough to carry an entire movie.

5 out of 10, which I considered pushing up to 6 for Pam Grier and Kiss's cover of God Gave Rock And Roll To You, but… no Diane Franklin. Bogus!

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